Welcome to Lulu Button's book blabbing and bashing. It is here that I will devour all kinds of books I come across and give you reasons to either pick them up off the shelf or let them stay there for the next person to fall victim to.
February 27th 2012
The Language Of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
'The Language of Flowers' sang to me!
I think it was the fastest I have ever read a novel. I never tired of the characters and could happily ignore any weariness that tried to overcome me.
This book is full of feeling, I was right there with Veronica as every interchanging chapter gave me a look into her past. This time travelling between chapters worked well in revealing and un layering Veronica and her complexities.
I was fed everything I have ever craved in a story, complicated love and relationships, family dysfunction and flowers! All of these elements were splendidly intertwined using a language of a bygone era. Now all I want to do is memorise the meanings of every flower.
P.S I suggest a waterproof mascara.
January 28th 2012
The Year Of The Hare, by Arto Paasilnna